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India's Rahul Gandhi found guilty of defamation, given two-year sentence

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 08:29
A court in western India found opposition leader Rahul Gandhi guilty of defamation on Thursday for a speech he made in 2019 in which he referred to thieves as having the surname Modi, and sentenced him two years in prison.

Beijing's population has declined for the first time in 19 years

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 08:00
Beijing, the sprawling Chinese capital and one of the world's biggest cities, saw its population drop last year for the first time in 19 years as the country grapples with a demographic crisis decades in the making.

Question revealed for Australia's first referendum in 24 years

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 05:58
Australians have learned the question they'll be asked later this year in the country's first referendum in 24 years, a vote deemed so significant that the Prime Minister paused to gather his emotions Thursday as he announced the details.

Living with water pollution in Guatemala

Science & Nature - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 05:20
A look at one waterway clogged with rubbish as the UN global water summit takes place.

Haiti soccer sexual abuse scandal: Impending defamation lawsuit could cost journalist $64,700 if he loses. He says he'll 'never give up'

World - Thu, 03/23/2023 - 04:08
An investigative journalist who detailed allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against the former Haitian Football Federation (FHF) president is now facing a defamation lawsuit designed to gag him, his lawyer tells CNN Sport.

Scientists confirm long-held theory about what inspired Monet

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 23:43
In a letter to his wife in March 1901, pioneering French painter Claude Monet lamented the bad weather that prevented him from working, as well as another conspicuous impediment to his creativity.

Canada sees record population growth in 2022 from immigration

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 21:33
Canada saw record population growth in 2022, with immigration accounting for the vast majority of the 1.05 million new residents.

Boris Johnson endures high-stakes 'Partygate' grilling that could end his political career

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 19:32
Boris Johnson will on Wednesday hit back at claims he deliberately misled parliament while serving as British prime minister.

Locks of Beethoven's hair reveal secret family history and health issues

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 18:25
Before composer Ludwig van Beethoven died on March 27, 1827, it was his wish that his ailments be studied and shared so "as far as possible at least the world will be reconciled to me after my death."

What to expect from the Fed meeting as Powell faces a legacy-defining moment

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 18:00
The Federal Reserve and its chairman, Jerome Powell, are facing a legacy-defining moment as their two-day monetary policy meeting concludes on Wednesday.

It's one Europe's busiest airports. That's all about to change

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 17:58
Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, one of Europe's busiest aviation hubs, is to be forced to limit the number of international flights and passengers it handles under the Dutch government's plans to cut carbon emissions — a move that has triggered airline concerns.

California battles heavy floods, high winds and rain

Science & Nature - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 17:46
At least two people are dead after a severe storm hit the state's central and southern coast.

Could raising FDIC insurance limits restore confidence in banks? Lawmakers are looking for answers

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 17:42
Right now, $250,000 seems to be the number on everyone's minds.

Large ship tips over at port in Edinburgh, injuring 33 people

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 17:07
A large ship sitting in a dry dock was dislodged from its holding and partially tipped over in the Scottish capital Edinburgh on Wednesday, leaving 33 people injured, emergency services said.

UN and US join chorus of condemnation against Uganda's hardline anti-LGBT bill

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 16:54
The United Nations and United States on Wednesday added to international outrage over a hardline bill passed by Ugandan lawmakers that criminalizes simply identifying as LGBTQ+, prescribes a life sentence for convicted homosexuals and a death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality."

Independent probe into alleged extrajudicial killings in Afghanistan by British military begins

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 16:51
A probe into whether UK soldiers stormed the houses of two innocent Afghan families and summarily executed their relatives began Wednesday, part of an effort by investigators looking into allegations of war crimes committed by the British Armed Forces in Afghanistan -- and the purported coverups that followed them.

America's most-visited museum may house over 1,000 items linked to alleged trafficking

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 15:41
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has more than 1,000 objects in its collection that have ties to people allegedly involved in crimes related to the antiquities trade, according to a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), sparking heightened scrutiny of the largest and most-visited museum in the US.

The war in Yemen could get even more fierce as Saudi Arabia and Iran reconcile

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 14:56
A surprise agreement by regional archenemies Saudi Arabia and Iran this month has raised hopes that the Saudi war in Yemen may come to an end, after more than seven years of hostilities that saw tens of thousands of civilians killed or injured and the country left in ruins.

Global water crisis could 'spiral out of control' due to overconsumption and climate change, UN report warns

World - Wed, 03/22/2023 - 12:55
The world is facing a looming global water crisis that threatens to "spiral out of control" as increased demand for water and the intensifying impacts of the climate crisis put huge pressure on water resources, a UN report has warned.
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